The Strand Magazine, No. 1
Volume 1: Jan-Jun 1891
Next volume: Volume 2: Jul-Dec 1891
About the Strand Magazine
A monthly magazine founded by George Newnes. It was published in the United Kingdom from January 1891 to March 1950. Probably the most popular of the 'illustrated periodicals' popular in late Victorian and Edwardian times, the Strand Magazine had a regular circulation of over 400,000 copies a month for many years.
The typical Strand Magazine issue contains a mixture of serialised stories for adults, general interest non-fiction, and material for children. Much well-known fiction was first serialised in the Strand Magazine, most notably the short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, written by Arthur Conan Doyle. The magazine is highly illustrated, normally containing well over 100 illustrations in every issue.
- The Story of the Strand.
- A Deadly Dilemma, by Grant Allen.
- The Metropolitan Fire Brigade. Its home and its work.
- Scenes of the Siege of Paris, from the French of Alphonse Daudet.
- Portraits of Celebrities at different times of their Lives.
- Alfred Tennyson
- Prof. Blackie
- The Rev. C. H. Spurgeon
- Miss Ellen Terry
- Henry Irving
- Algernon C. Swinburne
- Sir John Lubbock, Bart.
- H. Rider Haggard
- A Fair Smuggler, from the Russian of Michael Lermontoff.
- The Maid of Treppi, from the German of Paul Heyse.
- At the Animals' Hospital.
- The Mirror, from the French of Leo Lespes.
- Fac-simile of the Notes of a Sermon by Cardinal Manning.
- The Queen of Spades, translated from the Russian of Alexander Pushkin.
- The Two Genies, a Story for Children; from the French of Voltaire.
All the illustrations from this issue have been uploaded as 150dpi .jpg's and 400dpi .png's in 'illustrations.zip'. See the 'HTTP' link, or browse the illustrations